Stopped overnight on a business trip.
The hotel stands pretty much alone on the bank of the tidal river Wyre opposite the town.
On arrival, the outlook is wonderful and parking plentiful.
The room was absolutely fine with great views over the river.
Everything worked as it should and tea/coffee making facilities were provided.
Be aware that there is no lift/elevator if you have bulky or heavy bags and all rooms are upstairs.
I dined with a colleague and we chose to do so at the comfortable tables in the bar area, where the full restaurant menu is also served.
The food was excellent and the service fine.
My one gripe is that the bar offered a selection of Eurofizz (lager!) but only one proper ale.
Having said that it was a good beer and I did not feel too short changed. The wine list was perfectly OK.
Getting ready in the morning was made a treat by the river view and the antics of the waterfowl, specially a very industrious heron.
Breakfast was cooked to order and excellent.
Altogether this is the kind of hotel that you look forward to staying at again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With stunning river views, comfortable sleeping and free wifi throughout, the Shard Riverside is the perfect choice for the modern traveller or discerning business guest. Just a stone's throw away from the M55 Motorway yet nestled in Lancashire's finest rolling countryside, the Shard offers a relaxing get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Enjoy our riverside restaurant with fabulous views, serving local Bowland Ales and a wide choice of Lancashire dishes all prepared using the best in local produce. Just 10 min drive from the M55 Motorway and 2 miles from Poulton-le-Fylde train station, the Shard Riverside is well connected for the modern day traveler. So if you're staying for one night or more, come and see why guests regard the Shard Riverside as a jewel in the crown on the Fylde Coast. Our 23 bedrooms are clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated with most enjoying stunning, panoramic river views. All rooms have free wifi, plus internet connected TVs for your modern convenience. Rooms range from standard double en suite to luxury signature rooms with guaranteed river views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Shard Riverside
- Shard Riverside Hotel Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire